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Introducing the new editor of the Buzzer: Robert Willis!

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Introducing the new editor of the Buzzer newsletter and blog, Robert Willis!

I’m pleased to introduce Robert Willis, who will be taking over the Buzzer while I’m on maternity leave! Please give him a warm welcome: we’ll both be posting on the blog for the next three weeks until my last day on April 29, 2011.

Hello everyone! I’m greatly humbled to be filling Jhenifer’s massive shoes (figuratively of course: Jhen has regular-sized feet) as editor of the Buzzer while she’s on maternity leave.

I have a background as a journalist, so you very well might bump into me on a bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, or West Coast Express talking to commuters and taking pictures. I also love robots and Japanese food… but I’m getting off topic.

There are so many stories to be told about transportation in Metro Vancouver. The challenge is to narrow in on what is most applicable and engaging for you the reader. I’ll be poring over your comments and emails for your thoughts on transit and the Buzzer and will use them as a compass (intended reference to our newly-named fare card) to help guide what I write. Of course, I’ll be continuing the many themes that Jhenifer has brought to the Buzzer like transit history and tidbits and links. Over the next few months, I also intend to introduce some new ideas and themes.

As a regular transit user, I rely a lot on TransLink like, I’m sure, most of you do as well. I’m excited to play a bigger part of our collective transit experience as the new editor. I hope you’ll help me continue the great stories and conversations Jhenifer has started!


  • By Derek Cheung CMBC, April 12, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Welcome Robert!

    Hold on to your hat; there are some VERY hard-care fans of transit out there.

    Some of them even work in the industry!

  • By Tim Choi, April 12, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Congrats and welcome – looking forward to your posts!

  • By Reva, April 12, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    Welcome Robert! Hope you find doing the blog to be a fun and rewarding experience. :)

  • By Eric B, April 12, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    Welcome Robert! We wish you much success as the Buzzer editor!

  • By Gary, April 12, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    Hi Robert. I hope you keep up the excellent blog that Jhenifer started. You’ll be hearing soon from us regulars :)

  • By Sewing, April 12, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Welcome, Robert!

    You’re following in the footsteps of one class act, but a transit-riding journalist can’t go very far off track!

  • By ;-), April 12, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    Welcome Robert. So will Jhen be handing over the famous Blogger Blackberry? Will you be with us 24/7?

  • By Robert W. White, April 12, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    As a fellow Robert, I can assure everyone that there’ll be plenty of interesting posts to come. That’s just how we Roberts roll: Reliably. Like the .

  • By Robert W. White, April 12, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Cont’d: Like the (insert reliable bus route number here)

  • By Eugene T.S. Wong, April 13, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    Welcome, Robert!

  • By Elfren Ordanza, April 13, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    Warm welcome to you Robert Willis! :)

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, April 13, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! This is going to be fun!

  • By zack, April 14, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Welcome to the blog Robert! Looking forward to continue the frank and fun discussions that concern our transit system with you! :) btw All the best wishes to you!

  • By Andrew S, April 14, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Welcome, Robert!

  • By CJ Stebbing, April 14, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    we must whip you into shape! lol :p

    welcome robert!

  • By Jim, April 14, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Welcome Robert! You have big shoes to fill but I am sure you will rise to the challenge and do great things in Jhenifers absence!

  • By Donald, April 15, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Welcome, Robert!

  • By TransitRider, July 5, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Is the July Buzzer issuer out? I could not find the pdf for it…

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